ZEsarUX 3.1 beta - Accessibility suport for blind people

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chernandezba
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ZEsarUX 3.1 beta - Accessibility suport for blind people

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Hi

I want to talk about another feature I have added to my emulator, that I think it's the only Spectrum emulator that has it.
I have improved the Accessibility support. In this version, all the emulator menu text and all the text printed on the Spectrum display can be sent to a text-to-speech program and hear them. So blind people can use the emulator and play for example text adventures. I have done it with the help of some blind friends.

You can read a thread talking about it on the Caad forum (in Spanish):
http://foro.caad.es/viewtopic.php?f=9&t ... 6d5f9b3dd9
(I recommend you to read it from the ending to the beginning)

And you can also listen the complete audioguide that recorded Sukil (in English):
http://forum.audiogames.net/viewtopic.php?id=16575


If you know my emulator you probably have noticed that previous version also had accesibility support, but it only worked on Linux systems and using the "stdout driver". Starting from this 3.1 version you can use it on any operating system and on any video driver.


For Windows users, you can download a beta version from:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/zesarux ... _versions/

To test it on Linux, Mac or Raspberry you must compile from source code:

http://sourceforge.net/p/zesarux/code/ci/master/tree/

Cheers
Cesar
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Re: ZEsarUX 3.1 beta - Accessibility suport for blind people

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Wow! :shock:

I have not tried this yet (too busy at work, and not enough time when I get home), but this sounds like great work ;)

It's great when people include support like this. Well done :D

Mark

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1024MAK wrote:Wow! :shock:

I have not tried this yet (too busy at work, and not enough time when I get home), but this sounds like great work ;)

It's great when people include support like this. Well done :D

Mark
Thanks! :)
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I think it is a fantastic idea, well done !

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stefano wrote:I think it is a fantastic idea, well done !
Thanks! :)
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